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Swim with the Right Swimmers

I swim a few times per week.

I'm no fish, but because swimming gives me relief from chronic neck and shoulder pain, it's a necessary part of my weekly routine. And over the past few years, I have taken a series of swim clinics that…

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The Things We Waste

We waste water. Turning off the water while brushing your teeth can save around 8 gallons of water per day. That's 2,920 gallons per year or 46,720 cups of water. If you drink 8 eight-ounce cups of water per day, that's enough water for you…

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To Fill Doesn’t Always Mean to Satisfy

The amount of things to see, read, and hear are now infinite. Each day, more than 2 million blogs posts are published, The Washington Post alone publishes around 1,200 pieces of content (one about every 2 minutes), 95 million photos and videos are shared on…

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Ursula K. Le Guin on Inventing Our Lives

"What do you want to be when you grow up?" Not who but what?

It's a question we were asked countless times as children. We had an astronaut phase, a singer phase, and a meteorologist phase. 

We dreamed of being astronomers, teachers, cooks, and mailmen. We…

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Be “The Man in the Arena”

It’s easy to criticize others as we sit in the sidelines. It’s easy to say that we can do it better. It’s easy to be the “cold and timid souls” who judge others for actually doing while we point and talk about doing.

It’s much…

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Small Rewards

Your goals won't come together based on impulse. They won't come together in a day.

Instead of attempting to do everything at once, set small daily goals that are realistic and achievable.…

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Rainer Maria Rilke on Loving the Questions

The answers to most questions are at the tips of our fingers. The digital encyclopedia we carry in our pockets is a gift. Almost everything we want to know is a Google search away.

But we often avoid asking the bigger questions because they are…

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Seeing versus seeing.

It's less about Seeing the Eiffel Tower than it is about showing everyone else that you've been to the Eiffel Tower. We get so wrapped up in taking pictures that we barely notice anything. We see but we don't See. We don't notice any…